Gold Coast Chess Club presents a one day rapid tournament on Saturday the 29th October.2022-Coomera-Rapid1
Brilliancy Prize – Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid, Nov 27 2021
Round 2 GM David Smerdon Vs Rhys Rakauskas 1-0
The Brilliancy Prize – $100 has been awarded to GM David Smerdon for his game in Round 2 with Rhys Rakauskas.
Congratulations David on your beautiful creation, ideas and attack!
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bg5 Bg7 7.e5 dxe5 8.dxe5 Nfd7 9.e6 fxe6 10.Nf3 O-O 11.Bc4 Qb6 12.Qe2 Nf6 13.O-O Kh8 14.Rfe1 Nd5 15.Bxd5 exd5 16.Bxe7 Rxf3 17.Qxf3 Qxb2 18.Ba3 Qxa3 19.Re8+ Bf8 20.Rxf8+ Kg7 21.Qf6+ Kh6 22.Rf7 Bg4 23.Qf4+ Kh5 24.Rxh7# 1-0
GM Smerdon has provided a personal account of this game at the following web address for all to enjoy :
Posted by Gold Coast Chess Club on Monday, 29 November 2021
The Gold Coast Open 2021 has been cancelled.
CAQ VP and Gardiner Chess Operations Manager Andrew Fitzpatrick released a short statement on Chesschat shortly after the Queensland Government announced the 3 day lockdown. He said ” Given a lockdown is being implemented from 6pm tonight in South-East QLD, we have no option but to cancel this year’s Gold Coast Open. “